Family and Kids in Vientiane

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Vientiane? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Vientiane, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Vientiane.
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Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Vientiane for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Cope Visitor Centre

    Family and Kids

    A part of Laos’ troubled history is the Vietnam War which lasted till 1973. Around two million tons of ordnance was dropped on Laos during this war, which resulted in severe disability amongst the local population. The Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise (COPE) Centre works with disabled people in third world countries and offers rehabilitative service in terms of physical and ...Read more
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Wat Si Saket

    Family and Kids

    This is Vientiane’s oldest surviving ‘wat’ or temple. It was built sometime between 1819 or 1824. The cloister walls of this temple are decorated with thousands of images of Buddha. Many of these were damaged in the 1828 Siamese-Lao war. The main point of attraction here is the Khmer-style Buddha seated on a coiled naga. The 5-meter sculpture is on display in front of the main...Read more
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids
    Buddha Park

    Park

    Photography lovers have plenty of reasons to visit Buddha Park. For one, it is Laos’ most famous park for photography. There are around 200 religious statues in this garden. each of these sculptures have been magnified according to their importance and carefully decorated by craftsmen. Buddha is accompanied by sculptures of Hindu gods like Indra riding the three-headed elephant, a four-ar...Read more
  4. Amazing Vientiane attraction for kids
    Pha That Luang

    Family and Kids

    The Great Sacred Stupa or the Pha That Luang is the holiest Buddhist stupa in Vientiane. Originally built as a Hindu temple in the 3rd century. Missionaries from the court of Emperor Ashoka brought a bone from Lord Buddha’s body to lie here and from then this temple assumed importance for the Buddhist monks. King Setthathirat built the gold stupa visible today in the year 1566. Today, thi...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Patuxai

    Family and Kids

    Situated at the end of the Lane Xang Avenue, the Patuxai Monument or the Victory Gate was constructed in the 1960s to commemorate the martyrs who died in the many wars that Laos faced. You can easily see the French influence in the construction of this gate as it resembles the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is the centre piece of the Patuxai Park, a popular place in the middle of Vientiane for af...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Vientiane
    Wat Si Muang

    Family and Kids

    This temple is revered as the guardian of the city of Vientiane. According to the local legend, a young pregnant woman named Si Muang sacrificed herself to appease the angry spirits that were obstructing the construction of this temple in 1563. The pillar under which she was sacrificed became the central pillar surrounding which the city of Vientiane expanded. Every year during the Boun Thatlua...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Haw Phra Kaew

    Family and Kids

    The Ho Pra Keo was built in 1565 as the royal family’s personal chapel. For a brief while in the 18th century, it housed the precious Emerald Buddha that is now housed in the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. The temple has been converted into a museum that exhibits the gilded throne of Laos, wooden carvings, palm-leaf manuscripts, bronze frog drums, Khmer Buddhist stone tablets etc. that form a ...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    That Dam

    Family and Kids

    Legends say that the Black Stupa or the That Dam is the hiding place of the 7-headed dragon that guards the city of Vientiane from the Emperor of Siam. It was believed to be covered in gold, before it was stripped off by the Siamese in an 1827 invasion. It has been called Black Stupa since then. Today, it is just the middle of a roundabout connecting Chantha Khaoumane Road and Bartholoni Road. ...Read more
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Chao Anouvong Park

    Park

    King Chao Anouvong ruled Laos in the 19th century before the Siamese invasion. Local legends considered him to be a hero who was captured during the 1828 invasion. To commemorate 450 years of Vientiane’s existence, the government decided to pay tribute to the ruler by constructing the Chao Anouvong Park. Situated on the banks of the Mekong river, this park is flanked by the presidential p...Read more
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Mag

    Family and Kids

    The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is an organisation which works to resolve the problem of unexploded ordnance in Laos. Laos is one of the most bombed countries in the world and unexploded bombs and mines continue to pose a threat for the citizens even decades after the most horrifying bombings. Mag has been clearing the remnants of these bombs from 1994. To raise awareness and funds for this proj...Read more
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Lao National Museum

    Family and Kids

    The Lao National History Museum is housed in the same French colonial building where the country’s independence was declared. This building was previously used as the French Governor’s residence. The museum is host to around 8000 artefacts denoting Laos’ history from its origins to the freedom struggle in the 70s. The ground floor has displays of dinosaur bones, pottery shards...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Wat Mixai

    Family and Kids

    The Wat Mixay temple is a complete lesson in Laotian architecture. The most spectacular part of this building is its roof. This temple is relatively smaller when comparing it with its contemporaries and other temples in Vientiane. However, the architectural style and decoration of this temple can hardly be compared to any other. The main altar as well as the path leading up to it has been cover...Read more
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    Lao Textile Museum

    Family and Kids

    Laotian silk has had a high demand for the longest time. The exquisite beauty and fine workmanship needed to produce this silk is one of the many prized traditions of the country. One place where you can learn more about this craftsmanship is the Lao Textile Museum. The museum is dedicated to the tradition of weaving and dyeing as was practised for centuries in Laos. You can check out the vario...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Lao People's Army History Museum

    Family and Kids

    This museum is an exhibit of the weapons, tools, and photos of the Lao People’s Army which was active from the revolutionary period in 1950 till the country’s independence in 1975. Outside the main building of the museum is a display of the various kinds of vehicles and warplanes that the troops used during the revolution. Inside, you can see the statues of various leaders of the mo...Read more
  15. It's just one of those places to visit and hang out
    Phat Tich Temple

    Family and Kids

    Laos has been a home to various minorities and the Vietnamese are one such group who have made Vientiane their home. The harassment of the French dominants and the advent of a deadly famine forced around two million Vietnamese citizens to move to Laos for survival. Here, they were welcomed with open arms and allowed to reside freely along with the locals. In the honour of their traditions, they...Read more